Turnstiles and other access restriction solutions can prove to be extremely effective in monetizing access to public conveniences, a view that’s likely to be shared by most local councils across the UK.
And now, councillors on the Public Toilets Select Committee in Grimsby are considering a proposal to charge as much as 30p for access to public toilets in the city, a recent news report in the local media was able to reveal.
Members of the council committee have the task of saving £120,000 a year from their public toilets budget. During a recent meeting, they heard that, using current footfall figures, a 20p charge would generate around £285,000 per year, £65,000 more than the current spend. Furthermore, a 30p charge would raise some £420,000 a surplus that would see existing toilets improved, new toilets possibly being built, and even doomed toilets being saved from closures.
Charging a higher fee could certainly help councils support public toilet provision, but adequate measures have to be put in place in order to enable authorities to collect the money in a safe manner.
Our toilet turnstiles are built from graded stainless steel, for easier cleaning and maintenance, and also come equipped with lockable lids to prevent unwanted access. Furthermore, the separate coin box offers very versatile mounting options, as it can be installed either in front of the turnstile, at the side or alternatively, on the wall, with the cash box at the rear.
The turnstile’s coin mechanism can be programmed for virtually any combination of coins with a secure cash box to hold them, while the additional counters for the number of entries made will enable a thorough level of control over the system’s operation.
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